Monthly Archives: June 2019

Dehigahalanda Science Lab

Posted on by Jaya

Dehigahalanda Science Lab before 2This school has been transformed thanks to ongoing help from the nearby Shangri-La Golf Resort & Spa in Hambantota.

Dehigahalanda School is the main local beneficiary of the hotel’s group-wide Embrace project, which improves educational opportunities as part of its CSR remit.

SRI has also been partnering with the hotel for the past two years, collecting revenues from its quarterly garage sales for a renovation project.

This June, we were delighted to project manage the refurbishment of the school’s science lab, which was in dire need of repair. Dehigahalanda Science Lab 1

The opening ceremony also tied in with the resort’s third anniversary and was attended by general manager, Moshi Perera, and CSR manager, Palinda Perera.

The school’s principal, Thibbotuwawa Dharmasiri, did a great job helping to organize the welcome ceremony as he does running the school, which serves grades one to 13.

SRI has previously refurbished a classroom to create a special needs centre and is funding a special needs assistant thanks to sponsorship from CIMA’s Sri Lankan chapter.

Chinese Teaching

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Jill Chinese teaching 2SRI would like to extend a big thanks to Jill Goh who has been a volunteer Chinese teacher for the past year.

Jill, who is originally from Indonesia, lives in Colombo and has been teaching mandarin to a number of individual students from the Hambantota area – partly remotely and partly in person.

Pictured above is Jill with Susantha Prasad, a local accountant, who wanted to learn the language so he could engage much better with his colleagues at the Chinese company he works at.

Ranminthana Hardware Donation

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davThis school has a very dedicated IT teacher who always support the students to do their studies.

We donated some hardware items, repaired two computers and installed operating systems into three computers.

We donated the following parts using HSBC’s sponsorship: a keyboard, a mouse, a speaker set and two monitors.

Nuwan was aided by Shamil Kalhara, an ICT student from grade 10 at the school. This was a great opportunity for Shamil to gain some practical experience.